Source 9: Reward for fighting in a siege, 1330

John de Leycestre asks the king to follow up on his promise to reward John for his service in the king’s army during the siege of Berwick.

Reward for fighting in a siege, 1330, catalogue ref: SC 8/261/13034


John de Leycestre states that he has served the king as sergeant-at-arms (a type of soldier) in their wars in Scotland, and is still ready to serve him. He asks that he might be given some bailiwick or office in aid of his sustenance, as the king promised to reward him at the siege of Berwick.


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